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What is marital status?
Marital status refers to the lawful recognition of the relationship or agreement between a man and a woman, to be husband and wife. Some of the common marital statuses are single, married,...
At what age can you get married without parental consent in Malaysia? What is the minimum age for marriage in Malaysia?
If both parties are twenty-one (21) of age and above, no consent of parents or guardian is required for marriage. Minimum age for marriage of a minor 1 in Malaysia is eighteen (18) years of age...
What is bigamy? Is bigamy punishable by law? What is the punishment for bigamy in Malaysia?
Bigamy is the act or condition of a person lawfully married under any law, religion or custom who during the continuance such marriage contract a marriage with a third person under any law,...
What are the requirements and good reasons for divorce? What is a joint petition? What is a contested divorce?
If you are a non-Muslim, you can get a divorce in Malaysia only through court proceedings. Your marriage must legally registered in Malaysia under the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976...
Procedure to claim for maintenance during marriage
Make out a complaint at a Magistrate's Court. In the complaint the wife is required to state how much the husband is earning, how many dependent children there are, how much maintenance they need...
Who is considered a child of marriage?
A child of marriage is: a child of both parties who is under the age of eighteen (18) years; a child of one party to the marriage accepted by the other party; an illegitimate child; and or a child...
What are the requirements and good reasons or grounds for divorce?
To show such irretrievable breakdown, you must prove at least one of the following facts: your spouse has committed adultery and you find it intolerable to live with your spouse; Recommended...
What are the requirements and good grounds for divorce? What is a contested divorce?
Contested Divorce Where both parties are unable to come to an agreement over the divorce, either party to a marriage may apply for a divorce by way of single petition. The divorce proceedings take...
What are the requirements and good grounds for divorce? What is a marriage tribunal for reconciliation?
The Marriage Tribunal 1 will call both parties for meetings and try to resolve your matrimonial difficulties within six (6) months. You and your spouse will be required to attend and each of you...